In case you missed it, last night Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Implementation Panel released its preliminary recommendations. Critics say there isn’t much new here and that nearly all of them have already been adopted by the State Board of Regents or proposed by lawmakers
The short version:
Protect students from inappropriate high-stakes testing by:
- Banning standardized “bubble tests” for young children (K-2)
- Protecting students from high stakes based on unfair test results
- Using instructional time for teaching and learning – not over-testing.
Provide better support for parents and teachers by:
- Treating parents as essential partners in Common Core implementation.
- Ensuring that teachers receive the training and support they need and deserve.
- Giving educators access to quality Common Core curriculum resources as quickly as possible.
Improve public trust in Common Core implementation by:
- Ensuring ongoing parental and citizen participation and input into Common Core implementation
Protect student privacy by:
- Establishing strict data protection and security requirements, while ensuring that appropriate educational and operational data-sharing can occur.
- Halting the state’s relationship with inBloom.